Huntingdon Town breezed to a fourth victory in their last five United Counties League Division One outings when seeing off basement side S & L Corby at Jubilee Park.
A 4-0 scoreline was an accurate reflection of a Saturday game dominated by Jimmy Brattan’s men as they avoided slipping on a potential banana-skin against opponents yet to pick up a point this season.
The only surprise was that it took until midway through the first half for Huntingdon to hit the front, but Ben Panting’s thunderous header from a Josh Watson corner was worth the wait.
Corey Kingston doubled their advantage seven minutes before the break when collecting a Christian Le pass and the result was put beyond doubt early in the second half when a Richard Baines shot crept through the hands of the visiting goalkeeper.
Le completed the scoring with a smart finish into the bottom corner after tricking his way through a couple of tackles.
Brattan said: “It is all too easy to become complacent when facing a team that haven’t yet found their mojo, but we knew we couldn’t allow that to happen after only just sneaking a 1-0 win in the reverse fixture a few weeks ago.
“We dominated the game and picked up another important three points to keep our good run going. Hopefully things pick up for S & L because they have a great bunch of lads.”
Town sit ninth in the Division One standings, but find themselves only four points off third place. They have an excellent opportunity to gain further ground when entertaining another struggling side, Bugbrooke, this Saturday.
Before then, they have another home outing tonight (Wednesday) when facing St
Neots Town Reserves in the opening round of the Hinchingbrooke Cup.
Brattan added: “We know we’re in for a physical game against Bugbrooke and we certainly can’t take them lightly as they come to us off the back of a very good win against Raunds.
“The Hinchingbrooke Cup tie will be tough against a team from another Step 6
level. We will be looking to give opportunities to a couple of fringe players, but our aim is to progress in the competition.”